BSF Plane Crash: 'Why It Is The Family Of A Soldier Who Cries?' Victim's Daughter Asks Rajnath

| December 23 , 2015 , 10:46 IST
Capture "Why it is the family of a soldier who cries every time?" Daughter of one of the victims of Tuesday's BSF plane crash asked Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday. Home Minister Rajnath Singh paid homage to the 10 paramilitary personnel who died as a Border Security Force (BSF) plane crashed near the Delhi airport. Minister of state for Home affairs Kiren Rijiju and Delhi LG Najeeb Jung also paid tribute to the victims. Nine BSF and one Sashastra Seema Bal personnel were killed when the B 200 Super King hit a tree, crashed through the boundary wall of the airport and landed in a sewage treatment plant, bursting into flames. Grieving family members of some of the personnel were seen surrounding the home minister at the Safdarjung Airport, where the tribute was held. Sources told TOI that the pilot had reportedly detected a snag in the 21-year-old plane before the flight but was asked to ignore it by the BSF ground control. There were also reports that the plane was old and past its age. But Minister Of State for Home Kiren Rijiju denied such claims and said that the plane was not old or overage. He said that plane was indicted in 1995 and had a long life ahead. The aircraft's black boxes have been retrieved. The aircraft's cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorders in the black boxes are being studied to know what transpired inside the cockpit and the passenger area before it crashed.